Small businesses struggle during COVID-19

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Lawrence Ross (second from the left) stands with fellow co-founders of the Metaphor Club, a co-working space in Leimert Park. He says business was thriving before COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Lawrence Gilliam.

Government officials announced today that the small business relief fund — some $349 billion — is now out of money and won’t accept new applications. We talk with two LA business owners about how they’ve struggled to stay afloat.